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before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
economic soundness to this country. that take as big deal. a lot of pain. democrats are upset the president talked about pain on their side of the ail and republicans are saying no way will we give tax relief to middle income americans. they want to continue tax relief to the wealthy. everyone agrees a number around $4 trillion will make a serious debt on our deficit. it will send a statement to the world that the u.s. has gotten ahold of their fiscal problems and they are moving forward. it will give confidence to the american people that we can move forward to bring economic soundness. that's the president's commitment. >> 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." look at that nice live look at times square. joe is looking spify today. he went shopping. it is monday, july 11th. >> i don't know what that means. >> we have msnbc -- well, yes. this is unusual. we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle, john heilemann. what's so funny? >> yeah, what's so funny? i don't get it. he's back. >> we can't get him to leave. we have "morning joe" economic analyst steve rattner and in washington
. that is the latest on "traffic pulse 11." back to you. >> our big story the search for a missing seven-month-old baby and care take are. george lettis is live at city police headquarters with why police believe they may have left the city and the call to action. police have questioned the boy's father who admits leaving the baby in the care of a teenager. the seven-month-old child was last seen in the 1100 black of lyndhurst street with a 16-year-old girl jonae boozer. ki'yauhn's father charles birch arrived late it a prayer service last night because he was with police being questioned about the disappearance. ki'yauhn was staying with his father friday but birch left him with pwzer an acquaintance he barely knowles. >> do i know the whereabouts of my son or am i lying about it? i told them i ain't lying about it, you know. they just keep -- you know how police do? they just keep getting on my nerves and i keep telling them the same thing. >> this guy just magically appeared and don't look like he know nothing. >> an amber alert has not been issued in this case because it doesn't fit the criteria ma
people on board, it looks like right now they're headed in the right direction towards a big plan, exactly what the president wanted. lynn. >> brian mooar there for us in washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news. a police chase in arizona ended with two suspects receiving quite a jolt. the brother and sister duo suffered the shocking reprecussions after refusing commands to surrender following a 30-mile pursuit. mri police tasered both and arrested them both further incident. >>> texas police are working around the clock to catch an armed bank robber dubbed the handsome guy bandit. he has robbed six banks wearing a life-like facial mask. they still have not been able to identify him. >>> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water for one florida family it was anything but. a four foot gator got in a few laps before an animal control officer showed township remove him from the animal pool. he came from a canal located across the street. >>> finally, in minnesota soaring temperatures have created a new way to cook up some treats. look at that. a
sarah caldwell. it is not just the heat, but the humidity that is our big story today. >> it is the combination of that making things feel disgusting. people want to know how hot it is going to get, and are we getting near records? we're getting close to it. maybe not today. i think the record is 104, so i think we are ok. tomorrow will be a close one. we will be in the upper 90's. the record stands at 101. saturday, 102. the worst of the heat wave is thursday through saturday. each day up near 100. factor in the humidity, and could feel as hot as 110, 115 degrees. it is already feeling close to that. >> thank you. we're digging in the swimming pool to beat the heat. the latest online craze, leisure diving, people diving into the swimming pool looking casual. send us your photographs. we will also talk about heat exhaustion and how to treat it on wbaltv.com. the end of an era for u.s. space flight. the 133rd and final landing this morning. jay gray shows us this last trip home. onas atlantis' close in runway 15 and closed out three decades of shuttle flights, you coul
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather from the weather channel's maria la rosa. >> here at home, the weather is quiet, at least for now. as we head into the afternoon, a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy. >>> willie, back to you. >> maria, thanks. >>> new details this morning about the apparent unraveling of the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominick strauss-kahn. this just days after he was suddenly released from house arrest. nbc's jeff rossen is with us with more. jeff, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. he really hit the town this weekend. literally overnight dominick strauss-kahn went from ankle bracelets to freedom. he can go anywhere he wants in the country but yet he remains in new york near the scene of the alleged crime. this morning we're learning more about the case and hotel made sto maid story. within hours of his release, dominick strauss-kahn flashed a smile and took his wife to dinner. the man who sat in a kril at rikers as an ac
and thunderstorms dousing ocean city. that's unfortunate a big competition at the beach. there are a couple of storms west moving into northern howard county. the rest of the evening we'll call for a chance of passing storms. how does the rest of the week shape up temperature wise? that's coming up. >>> this week's heat combined with a transformer problem triggered the first emergency event in four years for baltimore's gas and electric energy saving program. the program allows the company to turn off participants air conditioning units when demand is the highiest in return for savings of $100 a year. today beg announced friday's event reduced demand and helped blackouts. some participants complained they were without air conditioning four hours as temperatures inside their homes climbed to 90 degrees. bge said some had other problems. >>> in harford county other families were sweating out another outage. residents in forest hill seen the lights and ac go off several hours at a time for a month. the most recent outage was friday night into saturday morning. homeowners have thrown out hundre
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no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
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of the building. big puffs of smoke. there was a lot of coughing -- popping and there was a boom. >> [unintelligible] >> one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. no other injuries were reported another day of code red heat. perhaps others are getting used to it. whether it was a water taxi at the in a heartbeat -- inner harbor, or finding a shaded area, people were out. john cullins will join us later with word on when the heat wave may break. the topic of same-sex marriage is heating in maryland. gov. martin o'malley says he plans to make a marriage a legislative priority during the next general assembly. under the governor's plan, same- sex couples would have the same legal rights as their heterosexual counterparts. they will have equal protection under the law while experiencing religious freedom. that is not sitting well with certain clergy members. >> we're not opposing any personal or individual. my position is not to oppose. my position is to defend. and my position is to defend traditional marriage. >> the governor hopes to shape the maryland legislation similar t
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
the crunch day is actually august 3rd, that's the day when the government has a big $23 billion social security payment and it has between $10 billion and $12 billion in tax revenue coming in. i think the really big issue for the treasury is going to be how it distinguishes between, if you will, paying back the money it already owes, paying back the government bond holders, and paying its ongoing running costs, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, military salaries and so forth, and i think the betting is that the government will put, will give a priority to paying the bills it already owes, to paying the bond holders, simply because if you don't do that, you go into massive default, and the whole global financial system i think really starts getting shaky, but not paying some of the big government commitments within the united states, that's going to get painful pretty fast. >> not paying the social securitys, the medicares, the medicaids of the world or even our defense budget that's as big of an issue for many in many mind as defaulting on our debt which would be a nonpa
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are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
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would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
events. >> i was in the house and just heard the big explosion. >> when tyrone butler came outside -- >> there was a van, a van. that van was just into a bus and that guy was laying out there. >> the driver of this mercedes caused a three-car accident but police say it started on the 2000 block of liberty avenue. someone shot a man multiple times then took off in the victim's car. police spotted the mercedes then police put out a description of the call. >> we got a call saying that white mercedes had crashed and struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of his vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the man was rushed to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> at least two people ran out of the mercedes and tried to ran away. >> police found him in the yard not too far from where we're standing. his leg was broken. >> one suspect was hiding behind a house up against trash next to the porch. so we believe there's one more suspect out there. >> the search continues for that suspect and the charges are pending for the man in custody. >> the suspect in police custody is being treated f
one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for somebody in this town to say, yes. >> reporter: if it were only that simple. but something happened on the way to fixing the debt limit. a handful of house conservatives bucked the speaker. they refused t
shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before on anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may, the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind tim thi mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers, he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close, and opened fire. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was like not high sound, but silenced or something. like fireworks. >> reporter: as they fled through the
while. >>> a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived. we're going to be there live in just a little while. >>> plus, important health advise for women, new recommendation on when and how often you should get a mammogram. it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do. dr. nancy schneiderman will be here to sort it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the shuttle program this morning. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat, what was it like? >> it was a dramatic and emotional day here. and now it's over. the space shuttle program ongoing for 30 years since '81 is now in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:37 eastern time. "atlantis" tracked 307 days in orbit. it came to rest on runway 1-5. the sights and sounds as "atlantis" came in for a landing. >> landing gear down and locked. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship li
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
months ago. he says it will be a big part of his legislation. churches won't be performed to -- won't be required to perform ceremonies. it will affect families and equal rights. other states found a way to protect the fundamental beliefs. therefore, in the 2012 legislative session, i'm sponsor the legislation that protects the religious freedom and marital equality rights equally under the law. >> now, as you may recall, they passed the senate and stalled in the house of delegates. >>> thank you. 17 years after it went into effect, the pentagon is repealing the don't ask, don't tell policy. this comes two weeks after they were told that ending the ban wouldn't affect readiness. president obama certified the change that will be in effect in 60 days. there's opposition that worry it could erode troupe cohesion >>> new york is the 6th state to allow same sex marriage. it's good for the local economy they say. massachusetts allowed same sex marriage since 2004. it's contributed $100 million to the economy. weddings boost hotels and tourism industry. also, it helps real estate. same sex
on making a big deal at >> i went and looked outside to see a wall, a giant cloud of dust and smoke rising from the plaza area where the bombing occurred. and i could see the debris spreading outwards and people kind of being covered with it in the same sense that i saw on september 11th living in new york city. i had many of the same visual cues from the attacks of a i, ju wt dkevendouwt ceyntnyto. punishment, notorios im. test. test. test. test. >> this and all of the other junk science that prosecution presented, i think this just kind of points out to the fact that jury got it right. and this just supports everything that i kind of suspected from the get-go. this idea that somehow there were 84 searches or this or that just wreaked at the time somebody didn't know what they were doing when they were looking at the searches. >> would you have said as a defense lawyer, what would you have done in the situation? if it just smacked of not making intelligence. >> i've had this precise case twice over with murder cases where somebody has gotten up and purported to be an expert and then taken
hit its debt ceiling and defaults in nine days. the white house has been holding out for a big deal, one that shows the world that the united states means business with its financing. each side accused the other of playing politics. >> i know the president is worried about his next election. shouldn't he be worried about the country? >> the speaker said he and his party are moving ahead. senate democrats say they are working on a plan of their own, setting the stage for a duel between two bills. republicans and democrats in the house and senate will have to fight this one out. >> could we be just hours away from the end of the nfl lockout? jerry joins us with how close players and owners are to an agreement. people continue to mourn the loss of twin terror attacks in norway. a celebration turns tragic. a man opens fire at his son's birthday party and kills himself. >> a gunman at a texas roller rink shot several people and turned the gun on himself. he killed his estranged wife and killed himself. investigators say he may have been arguing with his wife or another relative shortly b
we looked from one of our weather bugs. that is a big weather map is in it? are temperatures outside art into the 80's. -- our temperatures outside our into the 80's. nothing to worry about in the tropics. i want to show you those same clouds. here we are in washington. you can see the beltway. that is how they look today, it was a beautiful day. the high-temperature today -- that was not our high temperature. that was a few days ago. our average is 88 degrees. the record to -- are morning low temperature was into the 60's. tomorrow morning some spots will be into the 50's. we are at 82 degrees. the folks in the mid part of the country with a heat and humidity there are more heat advisories and warnings for parts of kansas and oklahoma. next week, many spots will be above 100 degrees. that is not all. the severe drought continues. there is high pressure with the northwesterly wind. that will continue. overnight tonight maybe a few clouds. overall, the dry pattern continues. eventually as we get later into the weekend that humidity will come back. meantime overnight tonight, at temper
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said that speaker boehner needs to stand up and pursue one of the paths that's out there. lot of those same gimmicks in savings from future wars are in the republican budget, the paul ryan budget. george? >
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another maj
. first, the heat continues to be the big story everyone is talking about. ava, my goodness. >> brutal is a good way to describe it. we were hoping the heat would break, but i think we have to wait another day for it. it is not going to be as hot as it was the past couple days. boy was it hot yesterday. we look at the temperatures, 102 at b.w.i. marshall. that tied the record back from 1991. the inner harbor got up to 103. yesterday was definitely one for the record books. quite a bit of areas actually reached up to that triple digit mark from texas to kansas city. many areas in the eastern coast as well. we're going to be close to that today. i don't think we'll reach the 100-degree mark. humidity up at 69%. we'll talk about how hot ss going to get today. that will all be coming up in my forecast. so stay tuned to those details. >> our big story is it one family's plea to your help to find the missing 7-month-old boy. >> here's sheldon dutes with the latest on the investigation. >> i'm hurt. that's my son. snb walked away with my son. what do you think i do? >> when whifney left her s
is similar to the one that has wielded good results in maryland. >>> another big story this morning the debt ceiling negotiations lawmakers are back at it today. >> president will again sit down with congressional leaders to avoid a possible default on nations bills. doug luzader reports from capitol hill talk of compromise but not much action. >> they met for an hour and a half yesterday today they will pick up right where they left off. it is becoming groundhog day at the white house. >> all right guys, this is the same as yesterday except we are wearing ties today. all right. >>> with a verbal shove out the door reporters were left guessing how another day of talks went but we are creeping closer and closer to that august 2nd debt ceiling deadline where some of the nations bills could go unpaid there are reports the president is backing an increase in medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 but two areas he won't budge taxes he says must go up and he is not interested in a short term deal that would require more debt talks as he is running for re-election next year. >> i will not sign a 30
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
small number of republicans who think that we won't default and if we did it's not a big problem. they're wrong. you also have a big number of democrats and much larger number who say it doesn't matter if we spend the nation into bankruptcy. we won't go bankrupt. they're wrong. and that's even worse because there are more of them who believe that than the small number of republicans who are willing to countenance the fall. >> let me ask you something. >> let me be clear. these polls, can i just be clear about something? this is washington equivalent. polls are not equivalent. the public blames the congressional republicans much more than the president, all right? that's a fact that cannot be disputed. we should not get off with the facts are. it's not a pox on both the house. it's overwhelmingly the public blames the congressional republicans. >> james, as somebody who's made his living with polls you know as well as i do that there's not only one poll in town. there's a bunch of them. >> three of them. you can look at all three. [ overlapping speakers ] >> his numbers have been droppi
day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular and respected women in america. born elizabeth anne bloomer april 18th, 1918, she grew up in grand rapids, michigan. she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and after high school she moved east to study under martha graham, the high priestess of modern dance. she earned a spot in the auxiliary dance troupe but her mother pressured her to leave the troupe in 1941. she performed in her own dance troupe, married and divorced and then met a young man named gerald ford, they married in 1948, weeks before ford was elected to his first term in congress. through the 1950s and '60s, they were a traditional an
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
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